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  • SEOUL, Feb 10- As Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sells fewer of its own smartphones, the South Korean group's components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and secure external customers for chips and display panels, including putting these in rival mobile devices. Samsung Display has begun supplying organic light-emitting diode panels to Chinese...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a January 14 spike in trading in BlackBerry Ltd options that took place hours before Reuters reported that Samsung Electronics Co was in talks to buy the Canadian smartphone maker, according to a person familiar with the investigation. One trade the SEC is looking at took place at...

  • Why this pro is still skeptical on Sony Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:35 PM ET
    Why this pro is still skeptical on Sony

    Despite a solid quarterly earnings report, Roger Kay, President and Founder of Endpoint Technologies Associates, remains concerned about future revenue growth.

  • NYSE to suspend, delist RadioShack Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    RadioShack closes a store in New York.

    RadioShack is considering selling off half of its stores to Sprint, and then closing the rest, according to one report.

  • Why Nintendo isn't getting the weak-yen boost Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:33 PM ET
    Why Nintendo isn't getting the weak-yen boost

    Despite having a lot of cash, Nintendo has not deployed it on restructuring efforts hence it is not benefiting from the weaker yen, says Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds.

  • This expert has a solution for Nintendo Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
    This expert has a solution for Nintendo

    Nintendo should expand into the realms of animation and cartoons with its famed game characters like Mario the plumber, says Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities.

  • Here's the upside in Samsung's Q4 earnings Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:23 PM ET
    Here's the upside in Samsung's Q4 earnings

    Mehdi Hosseini, Senior VP of Semiconductors at Susquehanna Financial Group, discusses the rise in smartphone shipments and the stellar performance from Samsung's semiconductor division.

  • LAPD chief: Cops in danger from Google app Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Waze app with icon showing police icons

    The chief of police of Los Angeles believes Waze "poses a danger to the lives of police officers in the United States."

  • What's next for Apple? Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    What's next for Apple?

    Steven Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC, explores how the U.S. tech firm can maintain its strong sales record with follow-up products like the iPhone 6s.

  • Can Apple sustain 70% growth in China? Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    Can Apple sustain 70% growth in China?

    Tim Bajarin, President of tech research and advisory firm Creative Strategies, says Apple won't be losing its focus in the mainland anytime soon.

  • Why investors are not overweight Apple: O’Leary Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    People entering an Apple store in New York

    Investors are growing concerned as smartphones and other consumer electrics become commodities, Kevin O'Leary told CNBC.

  • Video games spring back on strong console sales Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    A customer poses with three new Xbox One video games after purchasing them in Los Angeles.

    The multiyear losing streak by the video game industry finally came to an end in 2014, though any celebrations may be muted.

  • RadioShack has to file for bankruptcy protection: Cohen Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    RadioShack has to file for bankruptcy protection: Cohen

    Mark Cohen, former Sears Canada CEO, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan, remark on the challenges facing RadioShack.

  • Sony weighs options as pressure for action mounts Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:11 PM ET

    Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai has survived the cyberattack but his toughest moment may be just arriving as he prepares a new business revival plan.

  • Amid transition into 'internet of things', who matters?

    Steve Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research for Asia-Pacific at HSBC, explains why firms like TSMC and Delta can be viewed as the "common denominators" of the "Internet of Things" revolution.

  • Management overhaul at Samsung? Not so fast: Pro Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:39 AM ET
    Management overhaul at Samsung? Not so fast: Pro

    With Chairman Lee Kun Hee still hospitalized, a major revamp of Samsung's senior management won't be announced soon, says Nam Hyung Kim, Director at Arete Research Asia.

  • Samsung remains in a 'tough spot': Pro Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 8:05 PM ET
    Samsung remains in a 'tough spot': Pro

    Samsung will need to make a bigger splash with its new Galaxy phone due in March and prove their competitiveness in the high-end market, says Edward Snyder, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Charter Equity Research.

  • Mimosa Networks: Bringing fiber-like internet to Wi-Fi Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:47 PM ET
    Mimosa Networks: Bringing fiber-like internet to Wi-Fi

    Jamie Fink, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Mimosa Networks, introduces its wireless technologies that aim to match the speed, reliability and cost of fiber networks.

  • Samsung to log first annual profit fall in 3 years Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    Samsung said operating profit likely fell 37.4 percent in the October-December period to 5.2 trillion won ($4.74 billion), beating expectations.

  • How AwoX helps you to construct a smart home Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:52 PM ET
    How AwoX helps you to construct a smart home

    Alain Molinie, Co-Founder & CEO of AwoX, introduces the firm's products, including a LED light bulb, which is equipped with an aroma diffuser and music speaker.